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25 February 2020

New webinar series launches on social innovation in energy transitions

The transformation to low-carbon energy systems is often associated with technological innovation. But such a transition is not all about technology. Energy transitions profoundly influence our society and the ways it is organised. All actors and institutions – from corporate energy suppliers...

24 February 2020

JPI Urban Europe partners with ICLEI to take transformation forward

JPI Urban Europe has joined the group of official partners for Mannheim2020, the upcoming ninth edition of the European Conference for Sustainable Cities & Towns, taking place in ICLEI Member Mannheim (Germany) from 30 September to 2 October 2020. The conference will look at the substantial tra...

24 February 2020

Smart Cities connected with investors at recent matchmaking event

On 20 February, ICLEI Europe joined the Smart Cities matchmaking event 'City representatives meet investors' hosted by the Marketplace of the European Innovation Platform on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC). The Marketplace connects cities looking into deploying smart and sustainable solutions...

21 February 2020

ICLEI Members recognised as leading cities in climate action

The CDP has released its annual “Cities A List” of municipalities leading climate action. The list comprises cities from across the world. This year, 34 of the leading cities are from Europe, and 14 of those are ICLEI Europe Members. CDP is an organisation that – in partnership wi...

21 February 2020

ICLEI Member Rome helps rugby fans travel sustainably

For the seventh year in a row, ICLEI Member Rome (Italy)’s public transport operator (Roma Servizi per Mobilità) is providing rugby fans travelling to the Italian capital for the Six Nations Championship with advice on how to reach the city’s Olympic Stadium sustainably. The shor...

20 February 2020

Cycling takes centre stage in Bordeaux’s municipal election campaigns

As France gears up for countrywide municipal and mayoral elections on 22 March, sustainable development and cycling find themselves at the centre of political campaigns. This is certainly the case in ICLEI Member Bordeaux (France). With an annual population growth rate of nearly two per cent and tr...

18 February 2020

Sharing innovations in plastics for a circular economy

Since May 2017, the EU-funded project CIRC-PACK has been working to contribute to reducing the footprint of plastic packaging. Through the project, three solutions have been implemented and tested, and their impacts analysed. On 17 March, the project will share its findings, outcomes and results wit...

17 February 2020

Local authorities invited to fill in EU transport survey

The European Commission is conducting an evaluation of its 2011 White Paper titled, ‘Roadmap to a single European transport area – towards a competitive and resource efficient transport system’. The White Paper was adopted in 2011 and defined the long-term vision for a European tr...

14 February 2020

"Cultural Heritage in Action": registration is open

Over the past three years, ten European cities including ICLEI Members Bologna (Italy) and Lisbon (Portugal), alongside Athens, Cluj-Napoca, Eindhoven, Liverpool, Lyon, Skopje, Turin, and Vilnius, have been developing innovative solutions that demonstrate how cultural heritage can be the driving for...